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Eurostat on climate change, energy policy and the like

Looks like the climate change claim is being taken on board by Euroman, with 87% concerned to at least some degree.

Rather amusingly the most likely to be very concerned are those in warmer climes - 70% of Spaniards and Cypriots, with the other Mediterranean states plus Romania not far behind. Conversely, the Swedes, Dutch, Finns, Latvians and Estonians come in at 30% or less for very concerned. Perhaps the figures for 'not concerned' actually mean 'yes, please, it's bloody cold here'.

As to effects, 83%+ of Germans and Austrians surmise that climate change would lead to higher energy prices. Yup, sounds right.

Returning to feeling like I might as well be hammering nails into the floor with my forehead, when asked whether the EU should set an EU-wide minimum percentage of energy from renewable source, just 2% rebutted 'No, this should not be regulated at all'. So, 10m deregulators - I salute you.

There's an awful lot more of this, but I will finish of by asking which country's citizens were the most likely to admit that energy efficiency was 'not really' a consideration when buying an appliance? Not the Italians, who I strongly suspect of lying, with a claimed 66% taking efficency 'very much' into consideration.

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Anonymous swift said... 3:04 pm

I'd guess it's the Irish who couldn't care less about energy efficiency.  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 3:13 pm

I'd guess it was the British who can't on the whole can't:

a) read the labels
b) if they can a), understand the rather odd nomencalture system on energy efficiency we have of A, AA, AA+ etc.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:33 pm

It is, believe it or not, the Swedes.  



Anonymous swift said... 3:56 pm

Well bugger me. Or is that because the Swedes assume that any appliance for sale in their country must be energy efficient, and so only worry about which shade of white they prefer when buying a new washing machine?  



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